02 Nov

Gift of God

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An artist that she is, my mother believes that using the gifts that God has given to inspire and help other people is one way to be thankful and appreciate of His blessings. “Use your gift because if you use your gifts you’ll not only make yourself happy but you also bless others,” she said.

She leads in giving people livelihood through their family business by being their suppliers from the provinces, especially some members of Kidney Friends, an organization helping people undergoing dialysis.

“One of the things that we like about our business is that we help people have their livelihood, we help them in the designing and if they are persistent and industrious, and they keep coming back, eventually they would have a lot of things that they can sell to us,” she explained. They would help them with their designs in jewelries, collages, wallets, bookmarks and other interesting pieces which they buy from them every week.

She also added that common companies would usually import materials, thus decreasing the possibility of helping our countrymen. But for her, using their God’s given gift to help others is more meaningful than merely aiming profit for the business.

They’d make designs that not only empower and uplift Filipino nationalism but also interesting craft pieces that are environment-friendly through their use of recycled paper for stationary, and anything that leaves a minimal impact with nature.

While her siblings are into designing and tech stuff like nas server test and all, have other work outside the family business, she maintains her unique brown paper stationary line  and is juggling office and ministry work with collage and crayola etching in her free time. After work, she’d also spend time in her craft room coming up with new scrapbook layouts and other interesting artworks which she share in her blog.

My mother’s creativity and diverse imagination never drained from years of hard work in the business. Having such a close knitted family of artist, Patsy continues helping and inspiring other people, and of course, crafting the next signature design.

 

13 Oct

 Business as Usual

 

After the dreaded typhoon that destroyed almost a half of the town’s homes and establishments, we are now back in business after six months. Well, there may have been a few changes and we really lost a little from the storm, we were really devastated but we just get up and made thins better. Some of our goods were drenched with typhoon and some of the computers too.

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We also lost our internet that time. This time, as we prepapre for a new chapter for our business, we are now more prepared. We have set up evacuation plans, as well as plans if another thing happens again in our area. As for our interent, I am happy that it is now back and we had wlan access point test already to check if we will have a nice signal for our operations. I wish everyone goodluck and we will have a little party coming in our events place next week. I have invited some of our clients and our customers and partners and I hope you can all be there. We got some booze and a brunches for all of you. See you there!

01 Oct

360 Cameras: A Review

 

I just bought a new camera my friend told me to buy. It is a 360 camera with very nice features. If you want a camera which can capture a full view, then buying this one is a must. It has a lot of features and it works well for amateur to professionals. It also comes with a very informative manual which lets you know almost everything you need to know about the product. I also love how they have a great customer service which answers all my queries in no time, this gives me the confidence and comfort that I can rely on them whenever I needed their help.

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They reply promptly on my messages and they attend to my questions abruptly. My friend’s are also confident of their service which makes me more proud that I made the right decision in purchasing a new product. I am also thinking if I can buy my sister her own 360 grad kamera because I am always outside so I will be bringing along my camera with me. I also want her to know more about photography so I think buying her own camera will made a big impact on her studies. Next time, i will but her the best 360 camera in town!

21 Sep

A celebration

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Last weekend we celebrated my mother’s brthday celebration on her hometown five hours from the city. We planned this momentous event a year ago and I can honestyl say it was really a successful one. I am also glad that the weather cooperated on this one. One month before the event, I decided to go in the town for the preapdation. I left my things in a nice storage solutions warehouse. I was actually a client for over a year now and they does not disapppint me yet. Anyway, so thete,I preapred for the party and it was a success. All her friends and otherfamily attended the event and we had a blast! I love how I saw my mother’s happiness and satisfaction and I am happy for her. I hope we celebrate more and more birtvdays with her.

22 Aug

Shopping Online for the Clan

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We will have our gathering next year. It has been almost a decade since we last saw each other. I am now tasked to be in charge of everything and I am now thinking where to start. I have been in the events industry for about six years now and of course, I need to say I am a little used to managing projects already. Anyway, the reunion will be happening in a house near our village. About 100 relatives will come in the place. My relatives will come from different parts of the world and I know it will be quite difficult to send in invitations. Thanks to the advent of social media I will just message them on Facebook. I am now thinking what can be the best souvenir I can give them as I know something very relevant, timely, and significant should be given to every attendee. My cousin suggested I give out thebest wooden watches  for the reunion. I am know partnering with a wood watch brand to give me some discount as I will be buying in bulk. i am also looking into decorations for the venue and I think vintage classy theme will be perfect.

11 Jul

My Christmas WishList

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Christmas is nearing already and i know a lot of people are now listing down the people they will give gifts and the ones they want to receive as well. My parents and my brothers and sisters knows me a lot. They know I love travelling gears. I have been into travelling for almost five years now and to tell you, all their gifts are all travel related. Even when not Christmas, say for Valentines or for my birthday, all they could come up are all travel related gifts. I’m not complaining by the way! I just realized they love sending me gifts like these. And so this coming Christmas, I decided to give them a list of what they can give me. Haha. More like suggesting them to veer away from travel gadgets, travel gears and all. Here is my list and if my parents and my family members are reading this, please feel free to choosee whatever you want to give to me as present.

  1. Laptop (for writing in my blog. I need to replace my old one)
  2. New camera (I think I need a new one too as my old one is having problems with shutter)
  3. Wrist watch (Leather watch or wooden watches maybe by Zegarki )
  4. New set of nail polish
  5. Some coffee beans
  6. Notebooks
  7. A nice pair of walking shoes for my city tours
  8. A good book (Dan Brown books please)
  9. Some vouchers for spa
  10. Or yoga membership is cool too!

 

 

16 Jun

Positive energy for cancer patients

It’s hard to find great Cancer survivor gifts. There’s nothing wrong with vulnerability, obviously, but when it comes to being sick, and in danger of being the victim of adverse health effects, I I think the people are really suited with an unfair amount of negative effects, and they are really vulnerable to falling into depression or negative states of mind, and you can be protected from that, and you can receive these crystal stone from websites like juju.com and you can have these amazing experiences where you can cultivate compassion and Tranquility in your life, and rather than fighting against the forces of your illness, every now and then you can just be overwhelmed with gratitude and things like that. I just think that it is so special and important to be in touch with this type of thing, and I know that a lot of people are not the kind of people who does this kind of stuff, and I know that we live in a world where people are very skeptical about anything that can improve your life in a way that isn’t completely scientifically proven, but I can tell you that if you need to buy a breast cancer gift, you really experience the genuine gratitude of someone who is lucky and fortunate to have the feelings of compassion and protection brought into their life, and effect this can create even temporary peace, and even just add the presence of positive energy in their chakras in their fields of surroundings will be so unbelievably pleased and happy.

13 Jun

New Vitamin C

I think this new Vitamin c serum for face has a lot to do with my recent happiness. In fact, I know for a fact as a lot to do with it, though it would be a shame to attack at all up to that, because it’s some point you do need to take control of your own destiny to and I’m not saying that I haven’t done that. But the vitamin C serum has been an essential ingredient for me to learn to be confident and care of myself as such, and that’s not something that I take for granted whatsoever. In fact, this is the best self care product at I have ever put on my skin, and that’s saying something. I have found a lot of great products over the years that have helped with this or that, but this serum, this wonderful cream, literally helps me with everything that I’ve ever applied anything else to my skin for. It helps me with aging, protect me from pollutants in the environment, helps with discolorations, and so it is both a preventative and a recovery health product, and it’s completely organic and natural.

 

11 Jun

Convenient Shopping with Amazon

I think that Amazon is doing something that is absolutely amazing, it’s totally about the entire future of Commerce. Because, people are more and more learning that they don’t have the time, money, or inclination to spend an entire day of their weekend doing something like shopping at a mall. Unless it’s for Leger. But when you’re doing the Practical stuff, just household appliances Electronics, things like that, there’s no reason not to just do it online. Amazon Prime Canada will deliver almost anything anywhere within two days, no matter what. I think that’s an amazing thing that you can’t find anywhere else. And you never have to leave the house at all. You can just look and refuse, and in the time that it would take you to drive to the mall, you can have purchased an entire new living room or home office. Within two days, it will come right to your door. Isn’t that just the most incredible thing in the world?, as a consumer, I can’t help it get excited by the fact that my time is be more efficiently used, and it gives me more time to enjoy the time away from being a consumer, and to enjoy the things that I’m purchasing. Seriously, it’s gotten to the point where I’m using the free delivery so much, that if it is somebody’s birthday coming up on the weekend I can wait till Tuesday or Wednesday, order them a gift, and the gift will come in time for me to give it to them that very weekend. Yes, it is that incredible it is actually that level of the convenience, I’m not overestimating this or overstating it for the sake of impact.

13 May

Making a photo better

Now, what we consider to be a good Filter will often change from photo to photo. But, all the same, there are filters that are more manageable and more amenable to more images than others. There are also filters that are objectively ugly, and are hard to imagine being the right choice in almost any situation. Still, they exist, so there’s a good chance that they have some kind of usefulness. What could be more useful than a good filter, though, in today’s day and age. Whether it’s to hide a blemish on your face, or hide the mediocrity or boring nature of a photo you’ve taken, or just to bring out some vibrancy from something that’s looking a little dull in its captured form, there’s nothing like a good filter, and some levels balancing to make that photo pop. Some people ask me if I think that filtering is unethical. I think absolutely not. I think that photoshop has always been used, airbrushing, other editing techniques, but they’ve always been quite expensive and esoteric. No, any person is a smartphone can download Instagram or just use their regular photo app, and they were often be some level of customisation with the images that you have captured. This absolutely did not used to be the case, other than maybe zooming, of which was not the most effective form in its early days.